Veteran sports writer Tim Smith shares his thoughts on Dan Goossen’s sudden passing. Smith recalls the many endearing qualities of the gregarious and charismatic boxing promoter, including Goossen’s love of family and zest for life.
Junior featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr. looked sharp in his first headline bout, stopping well-traveled journeyman Raul Hidalgo in Round 7 of their “Golden Boy Live!” main event at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, on Monday.
Golden Boy Promotions president and founder Oscar De La Hoya told RingTV.com that he’d like to match WBC 122-pound beltholder against three-division titleholder Abner Mares, as well as a welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Robert Guerrero.
With new trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, former super middleweight titlist returns on Dec. 6 to face Argentine Roberto Feliciano Bolonti at light heavyweight.
Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Light heayvweight prospect Artur Berterbiev floored former titleholder Tavoris Cloud three times in the first round and dropped him for good, face-first, in the next for a second-round stoppage at the 38-second mark at Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday.
Arthur Abraham defended his WBO super middleweight title against Paul Smith by way of unanimous decision in Germany on Saturday, however the lopsided official scorecards — 117-111 (twice) and 119-109 — do not come close to telling the story of the fight.
Long-reigning WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno lost his belt by a sixth-round technical decision to Juan Carlos Payano on Friday in Mesquite, Texas.
Russian contender Grigory Drozd dropped Krzysztof Wlodarczyk en route to a commanding points victory over the reigning Polish beltholder, winning the WBC title by lopsided unanimous decision on Saturday in Moscow.
Russian cruiserweight star Denis Lebedev bounced back from last year’s controversial stoppage loss to Guillermo Jones by scoring a chilling one-punch second-round knockout of unbeaten Polish standout Pawel Kolodziej on Saturday in Moscow.
Four-division titlewinner Roy Jones Jr. scored a 75-second knockout over Hany Atiyo at The Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, on Friday. It was the 45 year old’s second straight stoppage and his fifth consecutive victory since being stopped by Denis Lebedev in May 2011.
Radio Rahim spoke to Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, HBO Sports president Ken Hershman and Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya at the L.A. press conference announcing Canelo’s return to HBO. De La Hoya spoke about his company’s relationship with Showtime and Mayweather Promotions.
The Twitter feuds continue as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and someone who may or may not be Manny Pacquiao take social network shots at each other.